Taking inspiration from Mother Nature isn’t a bad idea – afterall, she’s managed to create a complex self-sustaining system of life supporting millions of species over billions of years. There is a lot we can learn about design from natural systems, and many designers, engineers and thinkers over the last century have found inspiration in nature. From buildings and bridges to machines and medicine, examining the intricacies of the natural system in which we exist has aided in the development of improving almost every aspect of human life. Read ahead on how this concept more commonly known as “biomimicry” has been the ultimate muse to thousands of designers, scientists, and engineers, who’ve dedicated their lives to creating new and innovative products intent on making the world we inhabit a better place.